Chaplains Attend ADOTS Conference

Chaplains Michael and Carol VanHoosier represent JAFC at ADOTS Prayer Conference…



Commissioned Lay Chaplains Michael and Carol VanHoosier were present for the ADOTS Prayer Conference at Holy Cross Cathedral in Loganville, AL. on March 10-11th. The conference featured the importance of prayer in the church and in personal life.

Archbishop Foley Beach gave the keynote address, “Prayer is the Key”, to a group of about 200 attendees. He walked them through the Book of Acts, focusing on how the early church actually prayed. Chaplain Carol VanHoosier commented, “The Archbishop’s teaching on the Book of Acts and how the Apostles and the early church prayed from his perspective, was an eye-opener! Rather than a walk, It felt like a march through the Book of Acts!” The Archbishop addressed a smaller group of 25-30 clergy stressing the importance of sustaining a personal prayer life and the struggle for clergy to fit this essential routine into their daily schedule. He also shared some useful tips on how he manages his own prayer life.

Judith MacNutt of Christian Healing Ministries gave a presentation on Four Types of Healing, Part1 and Part 2; Healing Our Image of God; and Capacity and Identity. In addition, she taught about healing in general and then led a Healing Service.

The Reverend Gus Richard of Grace Anglican Church, Fleming Island, FL. taught about generational healing and held a Generational Healing Eucharist.

JAFC Chaplains Michael and Carol also took the opportunity to inform attending clergy about the Special Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy and the Centurion Project outreach ministry.